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2017 Cyberthreat Defense Report

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: April 6, 2017 in Survey
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The first three installments of the Cyberthreat Defense Report (CDR) began the process of looking beyond major breaches and the never-ending evolution of cyberthreats to better understand what IT security teams are doing to defense against them. Let's face it. We all know that ransomware...

RSA Key Sessions for 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutes  |  Published: February 14, 2017 in Blogs
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RSA 2017  is in full swing this week and there are a number of sessions that we are classifying as “must see”. We anticipate deception based detection technology to be covered both in formal meetings and information discussions during the conference. However, since...

Ransomware Attack on Texas Clinic Affects 33k, Some Patient Records Lost

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: October 21, 2016 in Industry News
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A ransomware attack on Grand Prairie, Texas-based Rainbow Children's Clinic in early August reportedly affected 33,638 patients, according to Information Management.On Aug. 3, a hacker launched a ransomware attack on the clinic's computer system, encrypting data on the clinic's servers. Rainbow Children's Clinic attempted to...

Ransomware scum build weapon from JavaScript

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: June 20, 2016 in Industry News
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New ransomware written entirely in JavaScript has appeared encrypting users files for a US$250 (£172, A$336) ransom and installing a password-stealing application.Researchers @jameswt_mht and @benkow_ found the ransomware they dubbed RAA.Bleeping Computer malware man Lawrence Abrams described the ransomware noting it is shipped as a...

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Ransomware threat spooks House of Representatives

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: May 11, 2016 in Industry News
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The House of Representatives has been targeted by a series of attempted ransomware attacks. Representatives and their staff are being warned by the House’s tech support staff to avoid any suspicious links sent to them via email, as that seems to be where the attackers...